Italy is the home of fascinating historical sites, ancient ruins and fascinating art, but some of the most beautiful sights in Italy are its cities. Join a Newmarket Holidays guided tour of this magical country, visiting seven of its most stunning cities. During this eight-day, seven-night tour, a friendly Tour Manager guides travellers through the best each city has to offer.
Home to the famed setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Verona offers historic churches and stunning piazzas for travellers’ sightseeing entertainment. The opera season held in Verona’s Roman ampitheatre is an annual event not to be missed, and, truth be told, Verona is incredibly romantic.
There is no doubt Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From distinctive architecture to the fact that the entire city is built on canals, Venice has something to offer virtually everyone. A gondola ride through Venice’s meandering waterways, a visit to St. Mark’s Square and Cathedral, and experiencing the mysterious charm of the Palace of Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs are but a few of the recommended activities while in Venice.
With its graceful architecture, cobbled streets, the Palazzo Vecchio and Duomo cathedral, there is no mystery as to why the city of Florence inspired so many artists. Explore the basilica of Santa Croce, with its remarkable memorials and tombs, and see Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia.
Many are of the opinion that Siena is Italy’s most captivating city, though Florence has competed for this title in travellers’ hearts for many years. This is simply a preference for either Florence’s Renaissance-inspired or Siena’s Gothic architecture. Siena’s hilltop citadel of San Gimignano is a must-see on this tour.
Today, Rome is the contemporary capital city of Italy. It is, however, filled with interesting monuments, ancient medieval churches, Renaissance palaces, stunning fountains and awe-inspiring museums. Enjoy sight-seeing in historic places by day, and then enjoy the city’s bustling nightlife in the evening.
Located in the region of Umbria, the town of Assisi is indeed one of Italy’s premiere destinations. Birthplace of the Catholic St. Francis, Assisi offers striking medieval architecture, ancient ruins and a picturesque hilltop castle from which to view the entire valley. The tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, located at the San Francesco Basilica, is a highlight of this tour.
There is perhaps no more romantic or relaxing region to visit in the world than Italy. Newmarket Holidays‘ website offers a host of information on all of its tours, and its helpful Customer Service Team is ready to help customers book their holiday with just a simple telephone call.